Miralax prep how long?

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lamb61
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   Posted 8/3/2009 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I have to do the dreaded prep on Sunday and I have a question.  How long does the Miralax/gatorade prep take to "kick" in?  My GI insisted I do the Golytely even after my protests telling him it makes me throw up -- which is why I've always done Fleet (which I can't get now).  So I'm going to do the Miralax prep instead.  So I was just wondering how long after starting to drink will I be taking up residense in the throne room?
 
Thanks!
 


Dagger
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   Posted 8/3/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I had to drink 8 oz every 20 minutes. It took about 3 hours to really get going. It tasted like slightly salty water, it wasn't too bad.

Everyone is different so stay close once you start. Good luck.

Valerie3
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   Posted 8/3/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never used Miralax, but one thing that I want to warn you is that out of the 2 times I've done preps (both the same kind of prep), one time it took about 20 minutes, another time it took almost 6 hours to kick in. It's best to start it as early as possible the day before in my opinion, that way if it does take a long time to kick in, you won't be up all night like I was.

lamb61
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   Posted 8/3/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks again. I can't wait for Sunday (sarcastic sneer).
 


Dagger
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   Posted 8/3/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
It doesn't seem to matter how soon it kicks in, I still end up going at least twice during the night.

Trigirl
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   Posted 8/3/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm taking it as I write and it usually takes me 4 hours to start and then get a book or magazine for awhile. Then it will be intermittent. Good luck and hope everything works out well!!

pillpopper
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   Posted 8/3/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Same for me,8oz every 20 min.
Stay positive,it's better than Golytly...
You can do it! Best wishes...
B-12injections,Pentasa,Loperamide,Entocort,6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide,8 week
Remicade,vitamin-D,Terbinafine,
Remission since surgery
and 8-week Remicade.

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